According to the Anti-Defamation League’s “Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents” report, the total number of anti-Semitic occurrences—”criminal and non-criminal acts of harassment and intimidation, including distribution of hate propaganda, threats, slurs” and assaults—rose 3 percent in 2015 (941 incidents) from the year prior (912). The group, which has been tracking anti-Semitic instances since 1979, also reported in it’s annual “snapshot” 90 incidents on U.S. college campuses in 2015, nearly double the amount from the year prior. These occurrences make up 10 percent of total anti-Semitic incidents overall. Assaults were also up more than 50 percent in 205, with 56 incidents recorded.
Historically, however, the ADL says that anti-Semitic instances, which have seen a “steady” rising since a peak in 2006 (1,554), have declined overall. In fact, anti-Semitic incidents are down nearly 40 percent since 2006, according to the ADL.
Said ADL National Chair Marvin D. Nathan:
While that decrease is encouraging, it is troubling that on average there is one anti-Semitic assault reported in this country every week, and at least two anti-Jewish incidents on average every single day. These numbers do not even account for all of the online harassment we see every hour on social media, which is so widespread it is difficult to quantify.
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